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Movie “Days of Bagnold Summer” to premiere at Garden Route International Film Festival (GRIFF)

Destination Garden Route - Days of Bagnold Summer to premiere at GRIFF

This October, TNT Original Movies brings an exciting twist to its original slate of movies. On Saturday, 3 October, TNT Original Movie Days of Bagnold Summer will premiere on TNT, DStv channel 137, and then feature at the Garden Route International Film Festival (GRIFF) from Wednesday, 7 October.

In true retro fashion, the movie will be aired as part of the Drive-In Cinema screenings. “In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, we had to change our concept for the short term to ensure the festival goes ahead. To this end, we are bringing back Drive-ins to the Garden Route International Film Festival,” says Patrick Walton, GRIFF Festival Director. The Drive-in Cinemas will feature a double bill for each venue with the screening of a film in competition and an ‘oldy but a goodie’ each night.

Adapted from the graphic novel by Joff Winterhart, Days of The Bagnold Summer is a tender, funny coming-of-age story about single parenting and heavy metal. Sue (Monica Dolan) works in a library. Daniel (Earl Cave) eats crisps and listens to Metallica. This was the summer Daniel was due to spend with his dad and his dad’s new wife in Florida. But when they cancel his trip at the last minute, Sue and Daniel suddenly face the prospect of six long weeks together. An epic war of wills ensues in the unassuming battleground of their suburban home as they each reckon with private tragedies – and pursue their personal passions.

Days of Bagnold Summer, be aired for the first time on a big screen in South Africa at the following Drive-In Cinema venues:

  • Plettenberg Bay Rugby Club – Wednesday, 7 October @ 19h30
  • Knysna Primary School – Saturday, 10October @ 19h30
  • Sedgefield Lions Club – Sunday, 11th October @ 19h30

The Drive-In Cinemas tickets will be a sought-after commodity. Depending on the venue, and Covid-19 restrictions at the time, up to 60 cars per venue are anticipated. Tickets* range from R220 – R250 and are available from www.webtickets.co.za.

TNT is obsessed with creating unique experiences for movie fans. With the new TNT Original Movies, they’re providing African audiences with an exciting, wide range, and consistent flow of high-quality programming across all genres, building a slate of originals that is nothing short of amazing, aligned with international standards! Catch the premiere of Days of Bagnold Summer on TNT Africa, DStv channel 137 on Saturday, 03rd October, at 20:00 CAT.

About the Garden Route International Film Festival (GRIFF)

The Garden Route International Film Festival (GRIFF) is an Independent film festival. Last year, 2019, the festival was the first of its kind for the Garden Route in South Africa and due to Covid-19 it will be the first of its kind again. GRIFF 2020 will be an ONLINE Virtual Platform & 9 DRIVE-IN Cinemas as a destination for filmmakers, creative expression, education, new technology and media, the GRIFF festival supports emerging and established filmmakers, encourages community participation and learning through innovation. “Experience is everything” remains our mantra with an added online feel “Get your GRIFF on”.

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